|May 6||Let’s Do Lunch
WMPC has partnered with Raleigh Rescue Mission to provide 70 sack lunches monthly for their 2017 “Sunday Sack Lunches” program. We need volunteers to make and pack lunches. Everything will be provided. We will meet on May 6 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Geneva Hall. Contact Tyler Craft to sign up.
10:00 a.m. - noon
St. Saviour's Center
||Women's Accessories Collection
for Dress for Success
Donation Bins Located in Connector
Any sized diapers and baby wipes
Place donations in marked bins in Connector
This ministry collects good, usable seasonal clothing and linens on the first and third Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:50 p.m. in W100. Children’s clothing is especially needed. The items collected are then distributed to agencies to help those in need.
Contact: Paula Williams or Cornilius and Charlotte Swart
WMPC members going on the May Poland trip will bring your eyeglasses (prescription or readers) to the seminary in Wroclaw for use in their mission work in underserved areas of Eastern Europe. A collection box marked for Eyes and Ears Ministry is in The Connector. Questions? Contact Siobhan Millen.
|White Memorial + Daniels Middle School = Partnership
WMPC is asking members to stock Daniels’ food pantry, which supplies food students may not otherwise have over the weekend. We need individual portions of canned fruits, vegetables, pastas, canned meats and 100% juice boxes. Leave items in the Connector. Help is also needed delivering these donations to the school. For additional information contact Martha Connor.
Tutors are needed for the ESL (English as a Second Language) students who function on a kindergarten/first grade level and need help in basic math and reading skills. Students will be tutored during their lunch period once a week. If you can commit to come weekly or every other week, contact Flo Durway.
Donated Cars Changing Local Lives
Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, car donation program dedicated to helping economically challenged families and individuals by providing them reliable, affordable vehicles. Wheels4Hope takes donated cars, staff and volunteers repair them, and we place them with qualified recipients who are referred by Partner Agencies.
Ways to support Wheels4Hope:
• Car Donations
• Volunteer your time and skills
Get the details.
For more information go to www.wheels4hope.org or call 919-832-1941.
Remember that food is always needed in our local pantries. When shopping pick up a couple of extra cans to place in the crate in the Connector. Canned meat, pasta, pinto beans, kidney beans and fruit are always needed. No glass or open containers please.
|Toiletries for Oak City Outreach Center
The Young Adults group has an ongoing relationship at Oak City Outreach Center, a place downtown where individuals who are experiencing homelessness and/or a lack of food are served meals on the weekends. Our group volunteers at the Center once a month, providing needed personal hygiene items and building relationships with folks at the Center. Travel size toiletries (e.g., toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, disposable razors, lip balm, etc.) are ideal donations. Hotel sample-size items are great too, so remember to bring those unused items back home with you when you travel. You may drop off donations in the designated bin located in the Connector between Pickard Hall and Geneva Hall. Contact Haley Jones or James Fenwick with questions.
Saint Saviour's Center is collecting yarn for a senior knitting and crocheting group. All types and colors of yarn are needed. Drop off donations at 616 Tucker Street, Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or bring yarn to Gloria Johnson's office in W301. For details, contact Sharon Hayes at 919-833-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Green Chair is in desperate need of furniture and household items. They have had a record number of referrals over the past several months. Please go to their website to find out how to donate. They are located on Capital Blvd. close to downtown.
|Make a Difference to a Child
Mayview Learning Center is located within our Oberlin Road community, and it is in need of your help. Tutors are needed once a week to work with children and youth to complete their homework and work on math skills. The time commitment for K-3 is 3:15-4:25 and the older students is 4:30-5:50. The center is located at 1103 Parker St. and Geraldine Leach is the Center Director. Reach her at 919-834-5663 (1:00-3:00 p.m.). If you would like to visit and see the center before making a commitment contact Gloria Johnson.
|Volunteers Needed at StepUp!
StepUp Ministry builds stability in lives through Employment and Life Skills. With larger class sizes in Jobs, Life Skills and Alumni, we have many new opportunities for you to share your talents, gifts and time. StepUp has immediate needs for more volunteers to serve as children’s helpers on Tuesdays or Thursdays, co-partners and summer meal servers (great group opportunity!). Please contact StepUp’s Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne
Templeton, to volunteer!
|Ushers and Greeters Needed
Ushering and greeting for a worship service is a great way to serve the church and extend hospitality to members and visitors alike. A deacon will greet you each Sunday and show you what to do. Opportunities are available at OnPoint@1704 in Pickard Hall at 11:00 a.m., and for the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary. Contact Sarah Clapp by email or at 919-834-3425, ext. 210, to volunteer.
If you are interested in cross-stitching a White Memorial baptismal sampler, please contact June Ann Ward. The samplers are fairly simple if you have some stitching experience. We would love to have you help continue this
|Diaper Train needs Volunteers
The Diaper Train needs someone to organize diaper drives and children’s book drives. They also are looking for volunteers to assist families at the check-in desk Tuesday and Thursday mornings. To learn more, contact Allene Adams or Cameron Ellerbe.
|Friendship Fund Volunteers Needed
WMPC provides First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh with $12,000.00 a year for their Friendship Fund. This fund helps individuals/families with past due rent or utilities. The goal is to help the working poor who have experienced a crisis. They also offer referrals for services and suggestions on how to reduce expenses. They need our help with meeting with clients to discuss and review the household’s income and determine the amount of aid that can be provided. Appointments are scheduled to meet with clients on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Contact Carol Anne Moehring, Director of Outreach, at 919-833-4070 or via email.
|Use Your Sewing Skills for a Good Cause
GG’s Closet, a part of StepUp Ministries, serves the men in the Jobs Program every other week by providing them interview-appropriate business attire. These men are actively trying to improve their life situations by obtaining employment, and it is the mission of GG’s Closet to help them interview with confidence by looking their best. GG’s closet needs volunteer seamstresses who are willing to do minor alterations such as hemming and altering the waists of pants. We meet two Wednesdays each month at 1:00 p.m. and are located in the Koger Center off of Glenwood Avenue near the Beltline. The altered clothing is delivered to the Jobs Workshop at Edenton Street UMC the following day, where it is distributed to the men for their mock interviews on Friday. Volunteers providing this service make the difference between someone receiving an ill-fitting hand-me-down and someone receiving interview clothing that actually fits! If you enjoy sewing and serving others, please consider this important opportunity to volunteer with StepUp and GG’s Closet!
|SAFEchild Service Opportunity
SAFEchild, a non-profit child abuse prevention agency, seeks volunteers to assist with answering phones and light office work. Flexible hours. Training provided. For more information please contact Linda Raynor via email or call 919-743-6140.